UF Law E-Discovery Project

William Hamilton

William Hamilton
Executive Director, ICAIR and UF Law E-Discovery Project

About the E-Discovery Project

The UF Law E-Discovery Project is a multidisciplinary endeavor to support the civil litigation process through electronic discovery law courses, research, the development of information retrieval method and tools, and offering electronic discovery skills training for practicing attorneys and litigation support professionals through public conferences and continuing legal educational offerings. The UF Law E-Discovery Project is supported by generous contributions from ICAIR, The International Center for Automated Research at the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

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The Decade of Discovery

On January 20, 2015, the UF College of Law hosted a screening of The Decade of Discovery; a documentary of events that took place at The White House and in U.S. Courts (circa. 2002-2012). The screening featured the film’s director and principle cast members, Joe Looby, US Magistrate Judge John Facciola, former Director of Litigation for the National Archives and Drinker Biddle partner Jason R. Baron, and University of Maryland computer scientist Doug Oard.

Afterwards, a distinguished panel discussion took place. View the webcast of the discussion.

The movie is available on Vimeo from 10th Mountain Films for $9.99, if you would like to enjoy it in conjunction with the panel discussion.

E-Discovery Speaker Series

The ICAIR E-Discovery Project Speakers Series brings distinguished e-discovery professionals to the University of Florida campus speak on the latest trends in e-discovery and to meet with UF law students to discuss e-discovery career paths.


“Information Retrieval for E-Discovery” 
by Douglas W. Oard
The slide deck from a presentation to the University of Florida Computer Science Department on January 20, 2015.

“Technology and E-Discovery Competence: Enhancing Your Career Options” by The Honorable John M. Facciola

“Enhancing Your Career Options: What Does it Mean to be Technologically Competent in E-Discovery?” by Jason Baron

“Spoiled & Deluded: The Shakespearean Tragedy That IS E-Discovery” by Craig Ball

E-Discovery for the Small and Medium Case

The 2014 Electronic Discovery for the Small and Medium Case was a huge success.

The entire Conference was recorded and is now available online.

Click here to register to view the content recording.

What people were saying about last year’s conference

“One of the best CLE events I have attended in a long time!”

“It was great that I received this level of content without traveling.”

“The knowledge level of the speakers and audience was exceptional. The interactive format facilitated learning.”

Random Sampler Application

The University of Florida Levin College of Law E-Discovery Project and the Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) are pleased to announce the availability of the Random Sampler application for e-discovery. This application has been collaboratively developed and is freely available under an open source license.

Click here for more information and to download the Random Sampler Application.

eNarrative Center

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The eNarrative Center’s mission is to become the leading center for the development and promulgation of best eNarrative analytical and review practices that discover, Identify, and relate Case Narratives found within electronically stored information.

Read more about the eNarrative Center

Advanced E-Discovery Law School Course


UF Law is adding a specialized course on the types of search and review gaining prominence in electronic discovery. It is part of the “skills” component of UF Law’s offering and will feature hands-on practice and exercises with actual data and the most current software. This unique course is taught by William Hamilton, a nationally recognized leader in electronic discovery education and business litigation, and by John Tredennick, the Founder and CEO of Catalyst.